Battle of Columbia Facts

November 24–29, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Columbia.

Although Union Major General John Schofield (pictured here) stalled General John Bell Hood’s advance into Tennessee for five days, the Battle of Columbia was a Confederate victory because Hood eventually forced Schofield to retreat. [Wikimedia Commons]

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Date

  • November 24–29, 1864

Location

  • Maury County, Tennessee, near the town of Columbia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Ohio

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 28,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 35,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • Unknown (because little actual fighting took place)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • Unknown (because little actual fighting took place)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Significance

  • Although Major General John Schofield stalled Hood’s advance into Tennessee for five days, the battle is considered a Confederate victory because Hood eventually forced Schofield to retreat.

Timeline of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Frankin-Nashville Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Columbia Facts
  • Coverage November 24–29, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of columbia
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 4, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 25, 2022

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